University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Keri Leigh Collection, 1969-1998



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Leigh, Keri
Title: Leigh (Keri) Collection
Dates: 1969-1998
Abstract: Keri Leigh, author, journalist, vocalist, songwriter, and record producer, moved to Austin from her home state of Oklahoma with her husband, guitarist Mark Lyon, in 1990. The collection contains research material collected and generated by Leigh for her book about Stevie Ray Vaughan, Stevie Ray: Soul to Soul (Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co., 1993).
Accession No.: 99-026
Extent: 4 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Keri Leigh, author, journalist, vocalist, songwriter, and record producer, moved to Austin from her home state of Oklahoma with her husband, guitarist Mark Lyon, in 1990. Clifford Antone, owner of Austin’s legendary Antone’s nightclub, booked the couple’s musical act every week for about a year. Also that same year, Leigh began working on her first book, Stevie Ray: Soul to Soul, published by Taylor Books out of Dallas in 1993. Leigh had first met and interviewed Stevie Ray Vaughan in 1986. The two became friends after several more interviews. In May of 1990, they began working together on what was to be Vaughan’s autobiography, but he was killed in a helicopter accident that August.

Leigh has two record releases out on Amazing Records with her backing band, the Blue Devils, entitled Blue Devil Blues (1991) and No Beginner (1993), and a 1995 album with a different backing band on Malaco Records entitled Arrival.

Source: Skelly, Richard. "Keri Leigh Biography." Answers.com http://www.answers.com/topic/keri-leigh (accessed August 17, 2010).


Scope and Contents

The Keri Leigh Collection, 1969-1998, contains research material collected and generated by Leigh for her book about Stevie Ray Vaughan, Stevie Ray: Soul to Soul (Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co., 1993). The collection includes various manuscripts, drafts, and galley proofs of the book; newspaper and magazine articles; transcripts of oral history interviews with signed releases; and fifteen VHS videocassette and 57 audiocassette recordings of Stevie Ray Vaughan performances and interviews. Additionally, the papers contain correspondence with Taylor Publishing Co., publicity material relating to Leigh’s book, various posters and photographs of Vaughan, other Austin-music related posters, and 63 music-related t-shirts.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

All holders of copyright will retain them. Permission to publish Keri Leigh’s writings requires permission from the author.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Leigh, Keri--Archives.
Vaughan, Stevie Ray
Subjects (Organizations)
Taylor Publishing Company
Subjects
Oral history transcripts
Blues musicians--Texas--Interviews
Blues musicians--Texas--Biography
Music--Posters
Musicians--Texas--Biography
Places
Austin (Tex.)

Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Artifact Collection.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Keri Leigh Collection, 1969-1998, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed. Contact repository for more information.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/K72b Unprocessed collection, 1969-1998
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2.325/M62-M64 Unprocessed collection, 1969-1998
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2.325/OD30 Unprocessed oversize materials, 1969-1998